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Hoodline cracked the numbers to find the best spots in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to rank them where to fill the bill.
April is one of the top months of the year for consumer spending in restaurants in the Irvine area, according to local business transaction data from Womply, a software provider helping small businesses acquire more customers. Estimated daily customers at restaurants in the Irvine area rose to 55 per business in April last year, followed by March averaging 56 and 4% above the rest of the year average.
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1. Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que
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At the top of the list is Famous Dave’s bar-b-que chain. Located at 13122 Jamboree Road, the traditional American place that specializes in grilling is also the top rated convenience food spot in Irvine, boasting four out of 638 reviews on Yelp.
2. The kebab shop
Photo: the kebab shop / Yelp
Next up is The Kebab Shop of the Irvine Health and Science Complex, an outpost of the California chain, at 8687 Irvine Center Drive. With 4.5 out of 517 reviews on Yelp, the Mediterranean spot that offers home cooking and kebabs has proven itself to be a local favorite.
3. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Photo: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar / Yelp
A Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar chain location at 13290 Jamboree Road is another top choice. Yelpers give the New American Spot, which offers home cooking and burgers, four out of 1,643 ratings.
4. Urban Seoul
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Finally, there’s Urban Seoul, a tapas bar, and an Asian fusion spot that offers home cooking and more in the business district. It’s another high-traffic site with four stars from 1,524 Yelp reviews. Convince yourself of the 2750 Alton Parkway, Suite 131.
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